GoDaddy blocked in China

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The world’s largest domain name registrar, GoDaddy, is no longer accessible in China; according to the Moonlight blog – with not a known reason, but we can speculate that it has to do with something with preventing Chinese people registering Chinese winners’ on the internet.

According to the blog, the sporting authority has banned the issuing of domains to anyone else other than them; with the General Administration of Sport (GAS) providing the China Internet Network Information Centre a list of of the team prior to the opening of the Games, and had registered all of them in Chinese characters and in Pinyin – and those who were already registered by someone else, those owners had to give it as a ‘gift’ to the medalist.

However, the tactic only works when the domain is registered in China. If the domain is registered outside of China, they cannot retrieve the domain.

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